With her voice of a little girl in the knowing person of an experienced, good-humored woman, Helen Humes was one of the most beguiling of singers. When she applied her clarity of tone and of lyrical understanding to good songs like those in this collection, she defined the essence of the material and at the same time shaped it around her delightful personality. The word "swingin’" in the title of this album is not hyperbole. With Wynton Kelly, Frank Butler, Leroy Vinnegar, and Al Viola comprising the rhythm section, she was in the company of masters who shared her conception of time. Trumpeter Joe Gordon and tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards are the other voices, beautifully complementing and supporting the singer.
with Joe Gordon, Teddy Edwards, Wynton Kelly, Al Viola, Leroy Vinnegar, Frank Butler